Cashiers Designer Showhouse Receives Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Festival & Event Award

Jackson County, NC (June 19, 2019) –The Cashiers Designer Showhouse one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by The Southeast Tourism Society for July 2019. This award given by STS highlights preeminent annual programs around the Southeast as selected by a panel of travel industry experts.

The award-winning Cashiers Designer Showhouse is an annual event that features the work of renowned decorators and designers in the Southeast as designers “take over” a home in the community for a week to work their magic and display their talents, transforming it with their expertise while maintaining the home’s cohesive feel. Leading area landscapers are involved in redefining the areas surrounding the home and in turn creating serene and evocative late summer mountain gardens for showhouse strolling.

Starting July 25 at 8:00 a.m. and ending August 3rd at 5:00 p.m., Showhouse attendees will be invited to tour and admire the work of talented designers for inspiration. Limited tickets are available.

“We are honored they have been selected for this award,” said Jackson County TDA’s Executive Director Nick Breedlove. “The Cashiers Historical Society plans for months to put on such a unique and well-executed event and we are overjoyed that everyone’s efforts have been recognized with this award. Known as being home to a number of upscale antique and home furnishing stores, Cashiers is also home to many renowned interior designers, making this event a perfect fit for the area.”

The Cashiers Designer Showhouse was selected for the award amongst a twelve-state region of local events ranging from motorcycle rallies to festivals to symphony pops concerts. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.

“The Top 20 Festival and Event Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast. Our goal is to provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure for their events,” said Monica Smith, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. “The Southeast offers so many unique, year-round, opportunities for attendees to create memories and support an industry that is an economic generator for its community.”

Famously known as “the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” Cashiers is home to awe-inspiring waterfalls, award-winning dining and a diverse shopping scene. Sitting at 3,484 feet, this mountain town’s elevation, paired with its abundant rainfall, creates a lush rainforest-scape that establishes a delicate balance between the upscale and the outdoors. The Cashiers Historical Society is an organization dedicated to preserving the identity of Cashiers through recognition of its history in publications, awards and projects. In recent years, the organization has played an active role in preserving more than 100 of Cashiers historic buildings and historic sites.

About Jackson County, NC

Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, Sylva, Balsam, Cullowhee, Glenville and Sapphire are the distinct locales that make up Western North Carolina’s Jackson County. Each of these Blue Ridge Mountain towns provide natural beauty that invites visitors to experience the North Carolina Mountains. Jackson County is also home to the nation’s first and only fly-fishing trail, The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail. The majestic mountains harbor miles of hiking trails and waterfalls while charming downtowns are known for shopping, dining, culture, and hometown atmosphere.  For more information visit,

About STS

Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, STS is an association that works to unite all segments of the travel and tourism industry through its four pillars of education, advocacy, recognition, and networking. Established in 1983, STS is an engaged network of 1000+ members from twelve states:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.   For more information, visit

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